Puppet Master II (Puppet Master 2: His Unholy Creations)
(R, 1:28:30, Released 1990)
|Genres:||Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror|
|Release Date:||Jun 1, 1990|
|DVD Release Date:||Mar 30, 2010|
|Starring:||Elizabeth Maclellan, Collin Bernsen, Charlie Spradling, Greg Webb, Jeff Weston, Nita Talbot, Sage Allen, Perry Bullington, John Allen Nelson, Ivan Jorge Rado|
|Directed by:||David Allen|
|Synopsis:||The supernaturally animated demonic puppet creations of a mad puppeteer spring back to life in hopes of reanimating their master with an ancient Egyptian formula that utilizes brain serum in this gory horror thriller. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi|
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March 25, 2014
Its hard to think how this franchise took off really as the first two films are so poor, the imagination and originality is there sure but they really aren't given the treatment they need.
This sequel is pretty much exactly the same as the first film, another group of young folk term up at the creepy old hotel and get killed off one by one by the killer dolls. The only difference is the dolls manage to resurrect 'Toulon' to add a touch of spice...if you can call it that.
That's pretty much the plot right there, 'Toulon' doesn't really don much accept walk around looking like Claude Rains from 'The Invisible Man'. That's the only intriguing part in the film really, you know the guy looks nasty underneath his bandages and your curious to see, but that's it.
There are plot holes throughout which hinders the story in places, the very ending for instance doesn't really make much sense unless you read up on it. Characters are unimportant and you don't care about them...hell lets face it its all about the dolls and how they kill people.
The dolls/puppets do look as good as ever and there is some nice makeup on 'Toulon' once he is exposed, apart from that its pretty poor stuff.
May 20, 2012
Follow up to the first Puppet Master is a big disappointment. After the amusing first entry, Puppet Master is a step down and is definitely not a fun experience. The cast are terrible, and the acting is about the same level as Troll 2. The first Puppet Master was a decent, watchable horror film. But Puppet Master 2 is simply a very bad film with bad acting, bad dialogue and bad directing. The film feels sloppy and doesn't try to break new ground. This is a poor attempt at a sequel, but it's not surprising considering that the whole series is a straight to DVD crap fest (except for the first film) There's nothing entertaining about this film, and you can see it was so cheaply made that it could have been a Sci Fi channel movie. This is a poorly constructed film with poor execution. If you liked the first film, don't bother with this one, it has nothing good to offer and is a waste of time. The film is terrible and not worth your time. I found myself fast forwarding a few times with this because it wasn't good and the acting was painful to watch and the so called story was pretty bad as well. This is a film that feels bad all around, avoid this because this series is just bad and the sequels are tiresome, boring and a mess. This second film fails where the first one succeeded, and that's being a good so bat's good horror flick. I disliked every sequel that came after the original, and I feel that because of that, this one of the worst horror series ever made.
December 28, 2011
One of the things that I've slowly realized over the years about this series is that it's not really about anything more than the puppets themselves, and less about the horror. Of course the main characters take a backseat, but the horror does, as well. Puppet Master 2 isn't the strongest entry in the series, but it does introduce us to a bit of the backstory about where the puppets and their creator Toulon originate. William Hickey portrayed Toulon in the opening moments of the first film, but Steve Welles takes over with a more sinister and creepier take on the character. The series would definitely expand on things and improve a bit as it went along, but I still find the original film the most enjoyable. The first sequel isn't bad, but it just fails to recapture the magic or make things any better. It's good, but not AS good.
July 8, 2007
The next in the Puppet Master series, continues the quality Puppet attacks around the haunted castle, with a new group of victims. We also get a new puppet called Torch. The cute little things need more brain fluid to keep on living. Their mad scientist master Toulin sends them out on different missions. The ending is wacky stuff when the Puppets get a new leader.
January 3, 2009
a pretty cool little series thats gets you addicted to the different puppet charectors
fb555928095February 28, 2014
A solid follow-up to the B-movie original, Puppet Master II adopts a haunted house/slasher set-up in which its puppets and their master can enact carnage upon the "main characters." Stupid? Yes! But also thoroughly entertaining for fans of B-level horror cinema.
December 3, 2013
A couple years after the incidents at the hotel occurred in the first film of this series a group a psychics explore the hotel to look for an explanation of the horrifying scene which was found there. One of the surviving psychics from the first film has been locked up in an insane asylum for criminally insane folk and is assumed to the perpetrator of the ghastly horrors. The new group pf psychics start to drop off in much the same fashion the first set. Not as good as the initial film of the series, but some good stuff like the introduction of Torch!
July 9, 2012
not as good as the first. in fact this movie is very diferent from the first. Maybe its from being dead and his brain deteriorating but toulon's actions are very unlike him. anyone who is familiar with the series knows toulon would never do anything to hurt the puppets and isnt a evil man. Also the cliffhanger ending will never be resolved due to puppet master 3 being a re-boot and having nothing to do with the first 2.
May 27, 2011
The highlights are, once again, the top notch stop-animation and Richard Band's whimsical score. The revived Tulon looks like the invisible man and acts much more devious and evil compared to the original film. A new bad ass puppet with glowing eyes and a blow torch arm is definitely this film's most marketable toy, which is a big reason why these films are still being made. The sequel suffers from a more clunky script and some pretty wooden performances. Actor Steve Welles brings a bit of a Strangelove flavor to Tulon which is enjoyable, but the bulk of the supporting cast are difficult to stomach. The fx are the true stars here with great make up on Tulon (once revealed) and fantastic puppet animation. There is some blood to speak of as the puppets do their damage, but overall it is not a particularly gory film. Not nearly as compelling as the original, but sequels rarely are.
October 23, 2009
Exellent. Better than the first. Puppets looked sweet and full moon productions are always awesome (worst review ever)
February 9, 2009
Perhaps the most entertaining of the Puppet Master series, and maybe the most violent (That is not saying a whole lot though).
February 6, 2009
I like Torch, be nice to conjure up fire that easily. Story is sort of iffy, parapsychologists come to investigate a haunting but spend most of their time away from their precious monitors? Also Andre seemed nice in the original, did death turn him into an asshole?
June 19, 2007
It was "Puppet Master II: His Unholy Creations"... "Shdow Zone" was a completely different movie by Full Moon. Anywho, this was far scarier than the first, with such a tone of malice. Great gore and puppet thrills. Plus Torch finally makes the scene.... yeeeah booooi.